Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance; And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.
“ Terror and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone; Until Your people pass over, O Lord, Until the people pass over whom You have purchased.
“ For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.
The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; The Lord of hosts is His name.
“In Your lovingkindness You have led the people whom You have redeemed; In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation.
But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own possession, as today.
Yet they are Your people, even Your inheritance, whom You have brought out by Your great power and Your outstretched arm.’
Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion; Declare among the peoples His deeds.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.
A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.
Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has desired for His abode? Surely the Lord will dwell there forever.
You have by Your power redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved.
Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against His people And He abhorred His inheritance.
For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.
For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession.
So the ransomed of the Lord will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, And everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing will flee away.
And they will call them, “ The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord”; And you will be called, “Sought out, a city not forsaken.”
In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.
Why, O Lord, do You cause us to stray from Your ways And harden our heart from fearing You? Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.
The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And of the tribe of His inheritance; The Lord of hosts is His name.
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
And they *sang a
new song, saying, “
Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.